Keeping it Simple: Fabric Wrapped Décor Balls

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fabric Wrapped Décor Balls

While I was working on my master bedroom shelf, I was trying to figure out what would look on the shelf that wouldn’t break if (and when) my kids got to it.  Décor balls are great for that.  I had some brown ones already but I wanted to add some color to them, so I made these to go with.
fabric wrapped decor ball
This is how I made them:
I took a little wiffle ball, a 1 3/4” strip of fabric and foil.  I wrapped the ball with the foil and glued it on with my glue gun.   
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I took the strip of fabric, folded it in half (I glued it together so it wouldn’t come apart).  Then I tied a knot in the end and glued the knot onto the ball.  Then I twisted the fabric (like making a rosette) and worked my way around the knot.  I used lots of glue as I went around. 
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And here is the final product.  So easy to make!
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I liked the look of it so much that I made two more that day!
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Now when I was trying to figure out what to put them in, I couldn’t figure it out.  I didn’t want to go out and buy a bowl.  So I went to my kitchen and found this one.  Love the shape of it and we really don’t use it that often.  So I thought I would use it.  But I didn’t love the colors of the flowers, they didn’t go.  So I thought that I would spray paint it.  Well I laid in bed just staring at it for a good hour.  I loved the design, just not the colors. 
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So I came up with a solution: vinyl!  Just using scissors, I could out petals to go over the flowers.  fabric wrapped decor ball (5)
I did that for the whole bowl and it matches the room and shelf so much better now!
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My two youngest kids were watching me when I was making all of these décor balls.  They decided that they needed to help me decorate too! 
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I would love it if you followed along.

4 comments:

Hannah said...

Very cute! I pinned it as a possible decoration for my new home soon. Also, great idea with the bowl! Love the new colors.

{ amy } said...

Love the fun colors! Would love it if you would share at my {all things creative} linky party:)

http://www.theblissfulbeeblog.com/2013/04/1-year-blogiversary-linky-party.html

xo
amy@TheBlissfulBee

Brandyn said...



Love, Love, LOVE your take on the fabric wrapped balls ~ I adore the twisted technique! I pinned it to my 'New LivingRoom' folder ~ getting ready to revamp {~on the cheap of course!~}. But my Absolute MOST Favorite part would be your Childrens' special touch! <3

Kelly @ Cornerofmain.com said...

How cute! I love this idea. Gotta pin it =)